First impressions after a few weeks with AirPods Pro
Having owned the first generation AirPods for a couple of years and found them to be a terrific (and convenient!) piece of kit, I decided to upgrade to the AirPods Pro primarily for their noise cancelling functionality.
- The headphones are quite tricky to take out of the case as it’s hard to get a grip on the slippery plastic.
- The AirPods Pro case doesn’t seem to be as sturdy as the AirPods case. The “landscape” orientation of the case doesn’t feel quite right in the hand.
- I’ve found the Noise Cancellation mode to be good and Transparent mode works a treat.
- The force sensor took some getting used to: both using the press and press-and-hold actions. It still feels a bit awkward. I miss the AirPods’ double-tap action on the headphone to pause (etc).
- I wish the stalks were a little longer: it would make them easier to take out one’s ear and a larger surface area to use the force sensor.
- The headphones are comfortable to wear for extended periods, more so than the first generation AirPods.
- Having gotten used to having the first generation AirPods case in my pocket all the time, the larger size AirPods Pro case is quite noticeable.